carrot halwa with milkmaid | gajar halwa with milkmaid or condensed milk

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gajar ka halwa with condensed milk - an easy recipe of carrot halwa made with sweetened condensed milk or milkmaid.

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carrot halwa with milkmaid or condensed milk. this is a quick and easy version of carrot halwa recipe made with milkmaid. i am adding this recipe as a few readers did ask me on how to prepare carrot halwa with milkmaid or condensed milk.

gajar ka halwa recipe, carrot halwa recipe

winter is the time of juicy delhi carrots in india. so when i get them, i end up making gajar halwa often. apart from halwa, you can make many recipes with carrots like:

  1. carrot paratha
  2. carrot rice
  3. carrot murabba
  4. aloo gajar matar
  5. carrot tomato soup

gajar, carrots

i usually make good quantity of gajar halwa and keep in the fridge. it stays good for a week. i usually make halwa with the traditional method of cooking the grated carrots in milk. this time i made the halwa with condensed milk. this is a quick method than the traditional one and takes less time.

i did use 1.5 kgs carrots and it took about 45 mins to make the halwa. so if you halve or reduce the proportion, it will be much quicker. i used sweetened condensed milk (nestle milkmaid) and did not have to use any sugar.

gajar halwa is one of the most popular halwa variety in india. it is made for any festive occasions. there are many variations to make this halwa. overall on the blog, there are more variations of making gajar halwa recipe including this one.

  1. carrot halwa – although, this traditional method to make halwa takes more time to prepare as compared other methods. but i prefer this method more because taste wise it is the best.
  2. gajar halwa in cooker – easy and a less time taking recipe of preparing gajar halwa.
  3. vegan carrot pudding recipe – made with almond milk.
  4. microwave method for gajar ka halwa – a quick method to make carrot halwa in microwave.
  5. gajar halwa with khoya – addition of khoya gives a nice texture and flavor to this carrot halwa.
gajar ka halwa recipe with condensed milk
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carrot halwa with milkmaid | gajar halwa with milkmaid

gajar ka halwa with condensed milk - an easy recipe of carrot halwa made with sweetened condensed milk or milkmaid.

course desserts
cuisine indian, north indian
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 45 minutes
total time 55 minutes
servings 5 to 6
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 1.5 kg carrots - approx 9 cups tightly packed grated carrots (gajar)
  • 6 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • 8 to 9 green cardamoms (chotti elachi) - powdered in a mortar-pestle
  • 1 tin sweetened condensed milk - i used nestle milkmaid 400 grams
  • sugar as required - (optional)
  • cup cashews (kaju)
  • cup golden raisins (kishmish)

how to make recipe

  1. rinse, peel and grate the carrots with a hand held grater or in a food processor.
  2. heat ghee in a kadai or thick bottomed deep pan. add the grated carrots.
  3. saute the carrots till they turn tender and are cooked. keep on stirring in intervals while sauting the carrots.
  4. then add the condensed milk.
  5. stir very well and add the cardamom powder, cashews and raisins.
  6. stir again and simmer the gajar halwa on a low flame stirring often, till the mixture dries up and reduces.

  7. check the taste and if required, you can add some sugar. i did not add any sugar as the taste was perfect for us.
  8. serve gajar halwa hot or warm or chilled.

how to make carrot halwa with milkmaid

1. heat 6 tbsp ghee/clarified butter in a kadai or thick bottomed deep pan. add the grated carrots (1.5 kg carrots – approx 9 cups tightly packed grated carrots).

grated gajar or carrots for halwa

2. saute the carrots till they turn tender. keep on stirring in intervals while sauting the carrots. the pics thereafter have been taken in the night and hence the tungsten glow on them.

grated carrots for making halwa in a pan

3. then add the condensed milk (1 tin sweetened condensed milk or 400 grams).

adding condensed milk for making gajar ka halwa

4. stir very well.

making gajar ka halwa recipe

5. add the cardamom powder (8 to 9 cardamoms, powdered in a mortar-pestle), ⅓ cup cashews and ⅓ golden raisins.

add cashews to gajar ka halwa

7. stir again and simmer the halwa on a low flame stirring often, till the mixture reduces and dries up.

preparing gajar ka halwa recipe

8. serve gajar halwa hot or warm or chilled. you can also add the halwa in a tray or box and let it set. when cool, cut in squares and serve the halwa.

gajar ka halwa recipe, carrot halwa recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Ice never fixed or even had this before, but it’s getting cook out and I was in the mood for a wintery carrot dish. This is perfect, and I’ll definitely be making it again! I didn’t have green cardamoms available, so I substituted a mix of cinnamon and cloves, it worked pretty well though.

    • Welcome Morgan. Thanks for sharing your positive feedback on carrot halwa and for the variation you did to the halwa.

  2. Hi, The very sight of the dishes looks yummy, great pleasure in learning so many varieties being a starter.
    One quick question: can the dry fruits be added after they are roasted in ghee?

    • Thanks Sahana. Yes you can do this way also.

  3. I tried your recipe for a family gathering of 12 people; on 3kgs of carrot and worked my way up with the remaining ingredients. Everyone absolutetly loved it, tried it with condensed milk. And the halwa was rich in cashews and raisins. Thank you!

    • Welcome Bharaty. Glad to know this. Thanks for sharing your positive feedback on carrot halwa.

  4. I’m making it right now but it’s texture is not good for cutting like in the pic… the taste is more than perfect though!

    • Carol, No problem. you can still have it like that.

  5. Awesome awesome

    • thanks shannon.